He doesn’t matter if it’s a recent build if I like it and think that most of you didn’t see it. So, let’s give a push to Satya Kraus for a quite amazing custom job stepping outside of what most builders are designing. Quite a few tricks and fabrication innovations grace this machine. Satya started with a custom frame with a radical 46-degree rake and decided to give the bike a rigid look while fabricating a one-off “invisible” rear roller rocker suspension.
Instead of using shocks under the bike, a small nitrogen gas spring shock is hidden in the top rear section of the frame. Above the 80″ kick only Panhead engine the peanut tank is the 3.5 quart oil reservoir that you could have detected just by noticing the stainless lines exiting it. And of course, the gas tank (only a 2-gallon capacity) is placed where is usually located the oil bag, just under the solo seat.
Mixing parts that never met before on the same motorcycle, the custom Springer front end (triple-tree less neck design) gets its direction via BMX style handlebars. For an absolute clean look, no levers on these bars. Satya Kraus is a fan of twisting with his left hand for clutching, twisting back and forth with his right hand for throttling and braking. You just need to get accustomed to it before hitting heavy traffic… Most of the bike is in industrial looking polished nickel with pearl purple and a few gold stripes to give it some visual life. A successful blend of classic and high tech technology in an unusual motorcycle architecture. Kraus Motor Co.